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Sea Foam Motel

Certificate of Excellence
7111 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Sea Foam Motel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, VA
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This motel was everything you need and more. First, the view was fabulous. We had room 37 (second floor) and the ocean was right out of picture window. Opening the back door to the deck, you can hear the waves (you're that close). Secondly, the room itself was more than adequate. We had a king size bed, microwave, room fridge,... More 

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MC DONALD
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first experience at the Sea Foam was approximately 30 years ago. Since that time I have stayed in motels and vacation homes in various locations on the Outer Banks. A lot has changed on the OBX, but not at the Sea Foam, and that is a good thing! Yes, it is old. Yes, it could use updating. But that... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd choose another hotel. Needs major work & cosmetics on outside. Inside room 25 was up to date with wood/vinyl floors & decor and appeared very clean. However due to a hole in the outside wall what I assume was a palmetto bug or two were sharing the room and there was no staff to call to help with the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location and quick beach access is spot on. Back door to the beach with patio is great. Hotel needs serious work! Gutter is rotted off the back of the building. Everything was very clean but very old. Just like the circa 1948 historical site marker. Maid service requires you to put a sign out by 9am. I found this out... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where Andy would have stayed if they had an episode where they went on a beach holiday! We loved the old school homey feel of this place and actually stayed a second night instead of going to a newer chain hotel that we had booked further north. The top level beach view rooms have screen doors on the... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited last year for our 35th anniversary and because we wanted to buy a beachfront home somewhere near Wilmington, and felt that Topsail Island was what we would like. We were not disappointed! Sea Foam Motel was so friendly, clean and very quaint with a spacious room, not beautiful but like a seaside cottage. The beach was fantastic and... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When I was a kid growing up in the 1970's, my family vacationed every year in Nags Head, and we alternated between the Sea Foam and the now disappeared Sea-otel. We moved to the west coast in 1982, and I did not get back to Nags Head for 30 years. In 2012, I decided to introduce my wife to the... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

i stayed here a few days while fishing and fell in love with the place. It opened in 1947 so expect very retro decor. However, the mattress and pillows were updated and as comfortable as any Hampton Inn. Room was very clean. At night the staff places a 50 cup coffee pot in the vending area with a sign stating,... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stayed here several days 6/14, and just loved it for the price. Ocean breezes, Sounds of the surf day and night with balcony doors open. Staff was very friendly, grounds are clean inside and out. We will be back in very near future, and want same room we stayed in. John Harrison,Oh.

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Pelham,Nc
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellant motel. Built in 1947 it is and old school motor court with all modern additions. Near very good resturaunts and shopping . Has a large pool with shuffleboard. Directly on the beach with very nice kitchenetts. Room was large by motel standards and very clean . The staff was excellant. Upper floor rooms are oceanfront with big balcony's. We... More 

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